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Rhea's ancient surface
- Title Rhea's ancient surface
- Released 30/12/2004 12:00 am
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
The sunlight angle in this sharp view of Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea, highlights the moon's crater-strewn surface. Rhea's diameter is 1528 kilometres.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 1 November 2004, at a distance of 1.6 million kilometres from Rhea. North is up. The image scale is about 10 kilometres per pixel. The image has been slightly contrast enhanced to aid visibility of surface features.